Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation under the Intelligence Group of Leidos is seeking an experienced Senior Program Manager to lead a program in San Diego, CA.
Product development includes tactical mobile development as well as enterprise web application development. The portfolio of products support the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance domains. These systems deploy a variety of technologies and communicate with infrastructure interfaces to bring secure, modern-day Cybersecurity and Cryptographic Key Management solutions to the warfighter.
Leidos is looking to fill a Project Manager role in support of multiple cybersecurity-related projects. In this dynamic role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for providing project management support across projects related to cryptographic key management and information assurance. The candidate will routinely work with the Government customer and stakeholders as well as the development staff and engineers.
The successful candidate will bring significant experience to plan, coordinate and manage all functions and activities necessary to execute the project to meet the customer requirements. Objectives of this position also include establishing and executing to a strategic vision to support evolving customer requirements while meeting internal financial objectives. This person will maintain the efficiency of important aspects of the project management process such as planning, budget, and risk assessment. The ideal candidate is required to have excellent project management skills, with experience in organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from vision to implementation involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors.
Responsibilities include day-to-day operations support of contract, finances, security, staffing, and procurement. The PM will monitor and manage project performance, risk, cost and schedule; quality review and submission of all deliverables. The selected candidate will need to possess superior analytical and problem-solving skills, be a strong team player, and have the ability to establish solid working relationships with technical staff members and peers within the division as well as our external Government customers.
Position responsibilities will include:
- Plan, coordinate and manage large projects.
- Integrate all functions and activities necessary to perform the project/program to meet the client or customer requirements.
- Direct project team personnel, manage cost and schedule, ensure contract compliance, and serve as customer interface.
- Manage technical, cost, and schedule of assigned tasks or functions.
- Provide strong, proactive and assertive leadership skills that engage multidiscipline work teams to respond to business needs for assigned projects.
- Makes decisions at the project team level and properly escalate those decisions that cannot be resolved on a timely basis.
- Create project management plans, set expectations, execute governance reviews and ensure the project plans are driven by organizational procedures.
- Coordinates with cross-functional project stakeholders to develop project scope, objectives, goals, and deliverables.
- Ensures that requirements are gathered, documented, reviewed and approved per organizational/PMO standards.
- Ensures projects are delivered on-time, on budget, and remain in scope. Monitors and tracks project dependencies.
- Work with assigned scheduler to create a work breakdown structure that defines all activities required for the project deliverables.
- Manage project budget, maintain financial plan, track actuals vs. plan, provide monthly forecasts, and report monthly accruals.
- Establish and provide high-quality, informative written and verbal project communications, including weekly status, dashboards and project updates.
- Actively monitor, track and manage project tasks, timelines, attainment of established milestones and overall quality of project activities and deliverables.
- Option to work a 9/80 work schedule (i.e., 9 hour days, then work 8 hours on first Friday and off the second Friday)
- Relocation assistance available to move to San Diego, CA.
Requirements (Education /Years of Experience/Skill Sets – both technical & soft skill):
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering, or a related field and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for a Degree.
- Six (6+) years of experience managing software development programs.
- Six (6+) years of experience supervising or leading team projects.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting requirements analysis, resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, schedule and financial data monitoring, and reporting.
- Six (6+) years of experience managing large projects under DoD-sponsored Contracts.
- Six (6+) years of demonstrated experience in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms.
- Experience with engineering program and project management activities including reading engineering drawings, developing requirements, coordinating subcontracts and subcontractors, scheduling, project execution and wrap-up, and reporting.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills for communicating with customers and or clients; strong problem solving and people skills for collaborating with team.
- Must possess an active Secret clearance to be considered and would be eligible to obtain up to a TS/SCI clearance in the future.
- Experience with Earned Value Management system (EVMS) process.
- Familiarity with modern-day Cybersecurity and Cryptographic Key Management solutions.
- PMP Certified
- Master’s Degree in a relevant technical or management field.
- DoD 8570 approved security certification (i.e., Security +) (Will be required 90 days after hire).
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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